There are two things, Lord, I want you to do for me before I die: Make me absolutely honest and don’t let me be too poor or too rich. Give me just what I need. If I have too much to eat, I might forget about you; if I don’t have enough, I might steal and disgrace your name.
(Proverbs 30:7-9 CEV)
We’d be wise to ask for the same thing as well. In fact, Jesus modelled a similar request when He taught the disciples to pray, “Give us our food for today” (Matthew 6:11). Exodus 16:4 is a good example of this. The Israelites were instructed to gather enough manna for the day. Of course, there were those who gathered more than they needed, and the Bible says that “Some gathered more and some gathered less, according to their needs, and none was left over” (vv.17-18). God knows what we need. Paul, who had learned the secret to contentment, promised the Philippian Church, “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NIV).
God meets our daily needs.